Sat, May 27|
Release and Restore Retreat 2023: Turkish Riviera
Set sail on the turquoise waters along the irresistible Turkish coastline abroad a stunning traditional gulet yacht on this once-in-a-lifetime summer retreat with What The Doctor Recommends.
Time & Location
May 27, 2:00 PM GMT+3 – Jun 03, 10:00 AM GMT+3
Bodrum, Bodrum, Muğla, Türkiye
About the event
Sailing in heaven Arise each day with a deeply cathartic meditative session with your host Dr Noreen, an award-winning medical doctor and wellness travel consultant, while the sun rises and changes the Aegean Sea into fifty shades of blue. Swim, take a nap in the sun or read, while the professional crew is sailing you along the most beautiful bays of the Turkish coast. Enjoy a blissful nap on the front deck and indulge in some delicious and healthy Mediterranean dishes, freshly prepared by our private chef on board. Dive into crystal clear waters, spot dolphins or go out and explore the coast in a kayak when we moor at a deserted bay. Stroll through picturesque harbour towns and explore one of the many ancient archaeological sites along this interesting coastline. End the day with a relaxing meditation while the sun sets, after which your aperitif will be waiting for you on deck. An invigorating and soothing week for body and soul.
Our sailing yacht, a real beauty The Nemesis is a beautiful wooden luxury traditional Turkish gület sailboat! We ourselves have already sailed twice with this flagship of the SCIC Sailing company and we know this yacht inside out. You will have your own comfortable private double cabin (some of which have twin beds) with an ensuite bathroom with toilet and shower. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning. On deck, there are plenty of sun beds and lounge cushions to enjoy the sun and sailing in the most comfortable way. We take our meals together on the back deck at a cosy wooden table, for which the crew always ensures sufficient shade. Inside there is space at the bar and in the salon where, during a cooler evening, you can read or play games.
Yoga You are welcome to participate in at least one yoga session a day, suitable for all levels. Yoga is not a sport, yoga is a little gift to yourself. You will experience how to bring your body and mind in balance. And you will soon notice how after each yoga class you will feel better in your skin and more energised. In this beautiful part of the world, you can take the sun salutation quite literally: on the front of our private yacht or on the beach you will break the day with a refreshing Hatha yoga session, after which you will be in the right mood for the rest of your day. We end the day with a relaxing Yin yoga class, a Yoga Nidra session, or a short meditation.
Hidden coves & pristine beaches We sail as much as possible along small bays and deserted beaches where we look for the best spot for our yoga practice and where we get as little as possible in the fairway of other sailing yachts. In other words, we opt for a trip that is as 'shanti' as possible. You will be surprised how blue the water is along this coast! And how clear! Swimming and snorkelling in this sea is sheer bliss. Chances are that we will spot dolphins while sailing. Every day we sail to one or two different destinations, a hidden bay, a small harbour town or a deserted beach... There is almost always an opportunity to disembark and explore this pristine coast, to stroll along the harbour quay or to drink a Turkish coffee and connect with the extremely friendly locals. Normally there is time for one or two special, longer excursions (cycling, walking with a guide, visiting an archaeological site...) on land that is optional and not included in the price. The sailing route depends on the wind and the wishes of the passengers. The captain has the final word on this.
Healthy and delicious food You will love the freshly prepared onboard cuisine with its local and tasty ingredients! Fortunately, Turkish cuisine is known for its delicious, varied dishes that fit perfectly within the framework of a healthy Mediterranean and vegetarian diet. The menu includes lots of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, local dishes such as tzatziki, börek, and Greek salads. Dietary restrictions are taken into account and of course, wine (red, white, rosé), gin & tonic and beer are available and included in the price!
* 7 nights accommodation on board
* All drinks (including alcoholic) and meals (7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch, 7 x dinner) on board.
* Minimum one daily yoga class or/and meditation session of 1 hour
* Flight to and from Bodrum, Turkey
- Visa for Turkey
- Travel Insurance
- Transfer from the airport to the boat, either in Bodrum or Ortakent
- Tips for the crew (10 Euros per person/ per day is recommended)